One of the many reasons you will love studying at the Morgridge College of Education is that there is no better place to live than Denver. Ranked the #1 best place to live by U.S. News & World Report, Denver has received numerous accolades for its standards of living.

Take the light rail (free to DU students) directly from DU to downtown where you can enjoy amazing restaurants, sporting events, and nightlife, or take a short drive west for spectacular mountain scenery and recreation. There are plenty of options to make your time at DU even more fulfilling.

Things to Do

Denver is home to a wide range of exceptional urban amenities, including world-class museums, award-winning restaurants, trendy clubs and shopping areas, and some of the best teams in major league sports. Add to that one of the nation’s largest city park systems, 90 golf courses and 650 miles of paved bike paths, and you realize why Denver is the place to be.


Whether you’re an athlete, fittness freak, a sports fan, hiker, or just outdoorsy, you will enjoy season after season of fun, excitement, and anticipation. DU has countless recreational opportunities such as ice-skating, swimming, and the state-of-the-art Coors Fitness Center to keep you in top competitive—or cheering—form year-round.

Denver is home to some of the nations best sports teams including winners of Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos. A mecca for physical fitness aficionados Colorado is home to thousands of hiking trails and dozens of Ski resorts. If you love the outdoors Denver is the place to be.

Fine Arts, Music and Theatre

Denver is home to many concert venues, gallerias, theaters, and museums. Check out a concert at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater or visit the Denver Art Museum to catch their latest exhibit.

DU is home to the Lamont School of Music which presents nearly 300 concerts every year 250 of which are free – that means 250 of these performances are absolutely free to DU students.

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